Chased with the aid of police officers, the stolen automobile he'd raced across the streets lay on …


The stolen car he’d raced around the streets during a chase with police lay on its roof… he made a run for it.

He didn’t get far.

About Chased
Repoussé [ʁəpuse] (listen) or repoussage [ʁəpusaʒ] (listen) refer to a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. Chasing, chased work, or embossing refer to a similar technique, in which the piece is hammered on the front side, sinking the metal. The two techniques are often used in conjunction.
Many metals can be used for chasing and repoussé work, including gold, silver, copper, and alloys such as steel, bronze, and pewter.
These techniques are very ancient and have been extensively used all over the world, as they require only the simplest tools and materials, and yet allow great diversity of expression. They are also relatively economical, since there is no loss or waste of metal, which mostly retains its original size and thickness. Toolmarks are often intentionally left visible in the result.
A few among many famous examples of repoussé and chasing are the prehistoric Gundestrup cauldron, the mask on the mummy of Tutankhamun, the body-fitting armours of the Bronze Age, the copper ornaments made by the Native Americans in the Southeastern US, and the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Chased by cops, the stolen car he'd raced around the streets lay on …

About stolen
Stolen may refer to:

Stolen (2009 Australian film), a 2009 Australian film
Stolen (2009 American film), a 2009 American film
Stolen (2010 film), a film based on the real life kidnapping of baby Kahu Durie in New Zealand.
Stolen (2012 film), a film by Simon West, starring Nicolas Cage
The Stolen (2017 film), a New Zealand mystery-thriller film
Stolen (Armstrong novel), a 2003 novel by Kelley Armstrong
Stolen (Christopher novel), a 2009 novel by Lucy Christopher
“Stolen” (Dashboard Confessional song), 2006
“Stolen” (Jay Sean song), 2004
Stolen (play), a 1998 Australian play by Jane Harrison
Stolen (video game), a 2005 stealth-based video game
Stolen!, a 2016 mobile app
STOLEN, Chinese rock band
“Stolen” (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Damien Roddy was arrested. The true scale of his crimes would later become clear.

A few months earlier, the 31-year-old smashed an Audi A3 into two cars. He was chased by members of the public – before pulling out a gun.

Chased by cops, the stolen car he'd raced around the streets lay on …

The drugs and phone found added to Roddy’s misery.

He’s now been jailed for six years and six months.

Police have released dramatic dash cam footage of the chase, on July 2, 2019.

Damien Roddy smiles in his police mug shot
(Image: GMP)

The video shows officers from GMP’s Tactical Vehicle Interception Unit speeding through residential streets as Roddy – behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta ST – tears away.

Officers were on patrol in Chadderton, Oldham, when they spotted the car which had been reported stolen following a burglary in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire two days earlier.

The car is later seen on its roof, on Oldham Road in Failsworth, before Roddy scarpers.

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It didn’t take long for officers to catch up and arrest him.

During a subsequent search of the Fiesta, cops found class A and class B drugs as well as scales, a spoon and two mobile phones.

Forensics tests confirmed Roddy was driving the Audi A3 during two smashes on March 11.

That evening, at around 7.30pm, he careered into a Volkswagon Polo on Hollinwood Avenue, Chadderton, injuring the driver.

A still from police dash cam footage
(Image: GMP)

Just 200 yards away, Roddy crashed into a Citreon Berlingo. Forunately in that case, nobody was hurt.

Roddy ran off, but was chased.

He pulled out a gun, made threats, and fled. 

Roddy, of Kirkby Avenue, Manchester, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving; possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear; possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A; possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B; possession of a class A drug; possession of a class B drug; two counts of possession of a controlled drug of class A; possession of a controlled drug of class B; being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class; and eing concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class B

At Minshull Street Crown Court, he was also disqualified from driving for seven years and three months.

Roddy makes a run for it
(Image: GMP)

“Detective Constable Craig Bowring, of GMP’s Oldham District CID, said: “Roddy put members of the public at serious risk during the incidents in March and July last year.

“He caused three collisions as well as several near misses as he drove the Fiesta through Failsworth, the wrong way around a roundabout, through red lights and on the wrong side of the road. 

“He didn’t even have a full UK driving licence or insurance.  The dash cam footage proves that Roddy had no regard for other road users or pedestrians and it is lucky no one was seriously injured.  

“He also left innocent members of the public fearing for their lives when he produced a handgun and made threats as they tried to apprehend him.

“I hope today’s sentence reassure members of the public that Greater Manchester Police work hard to bring criminals to justice and carry out extensive enquiries to link them to any other crimes they have committed. 

“I also hope it serves as a warning to offenders that this type of behaviour won’t be tolerated on the streets of Greater Manchester.”